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This current feature from NASA's Earth Observatory focuses on the use of a new type of vegetation measurement called the leaf area index (LAI). The four page article describes how trees moderate climate, and how scientists think the LAI will be useful in modeling global climate change. The text is written for a general audience and includes images showing what LAI data actually looks like. When the glossary is turned on, links are provided to definitions for a number of scientific terms.
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Date Issued 2002
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Date of Scout Publication 2002-06-28
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